Day two of the GIO 2018 IWRF World Championship featured the number two ranked U.S. vs. number five Great Britain. The U.S. would take their second victory of the tournament winning the day two match-up 47-41.
A tight fought first half saw lead changes throughout the quarters with the U.S. and G.B. capitalizing on turnovers and penalties to keep the score within one. The score was all tied up at the end of two at 22 a piece.
The second half opened with the Americans scoring first and forcing a turnover at 6:53 in the third proved to be a turning point with the U.S. extending a three try lead with 4.30 left in the quarter. While the action stayed back and forth, the U.S. retained the lead, finishing the third up 34-32.
The fourth was marked by a strong defensive effort in the key for the U.S., thwarting a score from G.B. at 6:20. This would give the Eagles their biggest lead of the match. Forcing another turnover at 3.47 seemed to seal the victory for the Americans who then went up by five, finishing with the win 47-41.
The U.S. is now 2-0 for the competition. Next up for the team is number seven, France at 9:30 p.m. CST Monday. To catch the action live from Sydney, click here.
The GIO 2018 IWRF World Championship features 12 of the top ranked international teams. Pool play continues through Wednesday, August 8th when crossovers are determined with the finals set for Friday, August 10th. At stake for the countries is an automatic qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for the top team. For more information on World Championships including results for all of the matches visit the event site here. Daily recaps for the U.S. will be posted on usawr.org.